PHOTO: Fabrizio Verrecchia | Unsplash

Fodor's Expert Review Hôtel du Temps

11 rue de Montholon, 9e, Paris, 75009, France See on Map Fodor's Choice

Hôtel du Temps is a pioneer in the art of the small, affordable and chic boutique hotel in an authentic Parisian neighborhood, a concept that’s caught on like wildfire. Set in a handsome 19th-century building, across from a leafy park, the hotel offers guests a warm welcome and a spot-on décor, punctuated with flea market finds in streamlined, functional rooms.

Photo: Hôtel du Temps

room

Painted floors and white walls in spare, immaculate rooms make a nice minimalist backdrop for fifties retro-style furnishings and splashes of vivid color in curtains, throw pillows, shams and upholstery. Pleasantly cozy rooms are flooded with light from big windows—some overlooking the park—and sport large beds done up in high-quality linens.

The top-floor suite's hand-hewn beams, atelier windows and deep whirlpool bath (perfect for two) lend the room a romance for special occasions.

Photo: Hôtel du Temps
Photo: Hôtel du Temps

bathroom

Though spotless and streamlined, baths are small, some even tiny, with showers or bath (or a whirlpool in the top-floor suite) and upscale Aesop toiletries.

YOU SHOULD KNOW If privacy is an issue, beware, windows between the room and bathroom amount to total exposure.

Photo: Hôtel du Temps
Photo: Hôtel du Temps

lobby

The cozy lobby breakfast room, with views on the street from a large picture window, is a charming spot to sit with a newspaper or take afternoon tea or a glass of wine.

Photo: Hôtel du Temps
Photo: Hôtel du Temps

dining

A continental breakfast of croissants, jam, fruit, juice and coffee is served in the daylight-flooded breakfast room. The basement piano bar features live music on certain nights and a limited dinner menu.

Photo: Hôtel du Temps

LOCATION

Getting Around

Just steps from the Poissonière metro station, where line 7 takes you direct to stops near Île Saint-Louis, Notre Dame and the Marais; 5-minutes to Gare du Nord and Gare du l’Est, where you’ll find several more metro and RER lines as well as bus lines.

WHY WE LIKE IT

Style conscious people appreciate the finer details and we do too, especially on a budget. Hotel du Temps’ creative use of space, whimsical accents and quality linens and bath products, not to mention charming common areas that encourage loitering, make all the difference. Plus, we really love this neighborhood.

QUICK FACTS

Hotel
NewTrendy
Intimate
Residential Area
Casual Chic
$$$

HOTEL INFO

Phones: -01–47–70–37–16

What’s Nearby

People also liked

exterior of 25 Place Dauphine

25 Place Dauphine

$$$ | 25 Place Dauphine

Located on the charming and historic Place Dauphine on the perfectly s... Read More

Hotel Bachaumont

$$

This sleek revival of a 100-year-old neighborhood hotel that closed in... Read More

Terrass Hôtel Montmartre

$

Leafy, slow-paced Montmartre is its own village within Paris, and the... Read More

Hôtel Mathis

$$ | 3 Rue de Ponthieu

A recent renovation ushered this Art Deco gem near the Champs-É... Read More

Maison Bréguet

$$$ | 8 Rue Breguet

A scrumptious new addition on the Parisian five-star scene, this is ou... Read More

Hotel des Grands Boulevards

$$ | 17 Boulevard Poissonniere

The hustle and bustle of the Grands Boulevards may not seem like the m... Read More